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    1. Re: [OUTLAWS-OF-THE-OLD-WEST] billy the kid
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: berrys Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: Message Board Post: William Henry McCarty, Jr. - Billy the Kid's official birth name. Born two or three years before the Civil War started. Henry Antrim - In 1873, Henry's mother married a man named William Antrim. To avoid confusion with two Williams in the family, Billy the Kid's mother started calling him by his middle name, Henry, and the boy took on his stepfather's last name. William H. Bonney - In 1877, Henry Antrim started using William H. Bonney as an alias after he murdered Frank "Windy" Cahill, and escaped to New Mexico to avoid a death sentence. Although the reason for the name "Bonney" is unknown, some speculate that this was his biological father's name before his mother married a man named McCarty, who may or may not have been his biological father (not much is known of his biological father). McCarty may also have been his mother's maiden name. Although some say Billy the Kid died when he was 21 years old, since no one can confirm his birthday actually occurred in Nov 1859, the Kid may have only been 18-20 years old when he died. Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.

    09/06/2013 11:41:54